The Kent Harrison Arts Council celebrated winter solstice on Dec. 21 with a crown-making workshop at Harrison Memorial Hall.
The workshop, led by Ranger Station Art Gallery artist-in-residence Ava P. Christl, invited participants to bring wind-fallen boughs, willow, pliable twigs or branches, flowers and more to make the crowns, then “wear the crowns and parade along the lagoon” with lanterns, lights, and candles to light up the longest night of the year.
Christl was born in Duncan, B.C. and attended art school in Nova Scotia. In addition to drawing and painting, she has also worked as an organic gardener.
She will be the artist in residence August 2020.